Collection: Will Maclean   1941 - Present 

Will Maclean MBE is a Scottish artist and professor of art. Born in Inverness in 1941, he was a midshipman on HMS Conway at Anglesey in Wales before attending Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (1961–65) and then the British School at Rome (1966) as part of a year on a Scottish Education Department Travelling Scholarship.

 The critic and writer Duncan Macmillan writes in his introduction to the monograph on Maclean, Symbols of Survival: Will Maclean is one of the outstanding artists of his generation in Scotland... his art is rooted in his knowledge of the highlands, the Highland people and their history and in his own early associations with sailors and the sea. This makes it relevant and immediately accessible, yet it remains uncompromisingly modern in its forms and concerns.